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Town of Watson- A multi-vehicle crash Monday evening resulted in injuries and an aggravated DWI arrest.

At around 7:30 p.m., the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and other nearby emergency responders were all called out to reports of a vehicle that crashed near Snell and Olmstead Roads intersection.

Investigators determined Andrew L. Johnson, 55, of Heuvelton, NY was traveling south on Snell Road and lost control of his vehicle, causing him to leave the roadway and overturn at the Olmstead Road intersection. Deputies said he was allegedly driving at an imprudent speed when the crash occurred.

Soon following the incident, three separate passing vehicles stopped at the scene to assist Johnson. While this was going on, deputies said a southbound tractor trailer on the Snell Road smashed into the vehicles that stopped along the roadway, resulting in minor injuries for two juveniles. Both were taken to Lewis County General Hospital for evaluation.

Further investigation revealed Johnson was allegedly intoxicated when he went off the roadway. He was arrested and processed at the Lewis County Public Safety Building. While there, deputies said Johnson registered a .28% BAC.

He was issued appearance tickets for Aggravated DWI (BAC>.18), DWI (BAC>.08), Failure to Keep Right, Imprudent Speeds and Improper License Plates. Johnson is due to answer those charges in the Town of Watson Court at a later date.

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